“No matter what problem I have with food, I am welcome.”
I am united in the solution to our common problem. I begin to recover because I can identify with your weaknesses and actions around food.
“It is our weaknesses, not strengths that bind us.”
We are a group of people who would not normally mix, and yet…It doesn’t matter what your faith looks like. It doesn't matter what your gender, or sexual preference is. My sponsor is a different faith than I am, and yet when I have a struggle and need help she encourages and reminds me to pray. How amazing is that? We are of different beliefs but she encourages me to pray to my Higher Power.
“We are all together now reaching out for power and strength...”
We reach out to each other because, in spite of our differences, we have so much more in common that connects us. Your strong recovery helps to strengthen mine.
Last year I took part in a United Day celebration from a different OA fellowship than mine. During the hour, a lovely gal gave each one of us a white rose. As she handed them out one by one, she mentioned how grateful she was for each person as she did. I felt so welcomed and loved and united to this group even though all she said to me was “Thank you for coming here today to be with us.” That small act made me feel like such a grateful part of this fellowship and definitely united in their love.
It is definitely beyond my wildest dreams!
So grateful to be united with you,
OA Region1 Member at Large